VAST VISION THE SOOTHING SCENTS OF AUSTRALIAN PURE OILS. THE UPLIFTING BEATS OF WORLD MUSIC. THE UNIQUE HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE. YOU COULD ONLY BE AT VAST INTERIOR, WHERE CUSTOMERS ARE TRANSPORTED TO ANOTHER WORLD. Instant serenity. That’s the feeling that envelopes you as step inside Vast Interior Furniture & Homewares at Domain Central. Owned by husband-and-wife team Kerrie and Phillip Keech, the Townsville store is the second purchase for the duo. “We bought the Mackay business in 2005 and the Townsville business in 2009,” Kerrie says. “We’re very proud that both have won the franchise’s Best Store in Australia and NZ award multiple times – Mackay in 2008, 9 and 10 and Townsville in 2011.” Before buying into the business, Kerrie worked at the Vast Interior store in Brisbane for two years before determining to take the concept to North Queensland. Almost all of the stock in the Townsville and Mackay Vast Interior stores are hand-selected with love, passion and consideration for the customer. The goods tell a story too, like one-off antiques or recycled cabinets and buffets made out of a window or door from a house in China or India. The furniture is hand-crafted specifically for Vast Interior then shipped via container. “We attend trade fairs and have long-term suppliers in Australia and Asia,” Kerrie says. “Our overseas suppliers keep the Vast Interior group as a whole informed of needs in their local area and we are happy to sponsor places like schools, medical centres and orphanages.” The team’s business model is also quite different from the retail norm as there is no aggressive sales approach. You won’t find ‘buy now’ and ‘finance here’ signs screaming from the entrance doors. “The customer experience is very important to us,” Kerrie says. “We want people to walk into the store, feel relaxed, take in the atmosphere and get away from the hustle and bustle of life. We have something for everyone and genuinely care. Just having people come in and enjoy being in the store means the world.” So next time you’re looking to enliven your number one investment – your home – let the team at Vast Interior give you a hand. Visit Vast Interior Townsville at C2 Domain Central, 103 Duckworth Street Garbutt 4725 0777 and Vast Interior Mackay at Shop 8, 12 Heaths Road, North Mackay 4942 7388. For more information, visit www.vastinterior.com.au
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Published on May 31, 2013
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